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Jews in Kazimierz in 1940 before the establishment of the ghetto

Film | Accession Number: 2016.519 | RG Number: RG-60.1421 | Film ID: 2980

In color, inside Kazimierz (the Jewish neighborhood of Krakow), Jews wear armbands with the Star of David. Men peer at camera from a shop entrance in BG. Pan of public announcement poster in Polish signed by Schmid (Bekanntmachung LXII was published on May 10, 1940). [Schmid served as Stadthauptmann of Krakow from February 21, 1940 to March 31, 1941; the ghetto was formed on March 3, 1941.] Red Cross YMCA poster.

Good CUs of children, one barefoot. Tram, bookstore, and other shops show street activity. Horse and buggy. Street scenes with pedestrians and shuttered shops. 01:18:05 A Jewish man looks at the camera from his storefront labeled with "Jewish store" sign. More shops, including Samuel Pluczenik's textile store [see letters written by the shop's proprietor about a Jewish employee in the USHMM Archive under RG-15.098M]. Street scenes with Jewish children and adults.


Duration
00:01:13
Date
Event:  May 1940
Locale
Krakow, Poland
Language
Silent
Genre/Form
Amateur.
Credit
US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Niklas Frank and Erika Noebel
 
Record last modified: 2020-02-04 10:39:09
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